According to the British Daily Mail, a report issued by the US Energy Information Administration revealed that 2019 is the first year that coal has not been the country’s main energy source since 1885, and the use of coal-derived energy in the United States has decreased by nearly half since It peaked in 2008.
Usage decreased year on year by 15% between 2018 and 2019, reaching its lowest point since 1964.
The report found that total renewable energy consumption was 11.5 quadrillion British thermal units in 2019, while coal accounted for 11.3 quadrillion.
The most frequently used renewable source came from wind turbines, which passed hydroelectric plants as a leading source of renewable energy in the country, and was also the largest source of coal dips from the electrical network, which accounted for 90% of all coal use in the country in 2019, or just over About 10 Quadrillion British thermal units.
Also, by comparison, just over six quadrillion British thermal units for renewable energy went to run the country’s electrical grid, accounting for 56% of the total renewable energy used for this year.
The change comes as more cities across the country are investing in alternative energy projects to try to cut greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the negative impacts of climate change.
Houston had revealed a plan to make 100% of the city’s electricity from solar energy over the next seven years, and Las Vegas recently announced a $ 1 billion solar energy facility project on 7,100 acres of public land outside the city, which will produce the project enough energy to power 260 A home.